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Posted 13 Sep 2001   For week ended August 31, 2001
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Mormon Woman to be First to Head BLM
US President George W. Bush announced this week that he will nominate Kathleen Burton Clarke as director of the Bureau of Land Management. If confirmed, Clarke will take on one of the most politically contentious jobs in Washington, as the position has been a lightening rod for fights between environmentalists and agricultural and mining interests. The fights have left the bureau led by acting directors for much of the Clinton administration.

Utah Throws Another Punch in Census Fight
Attorneys for the State of Utah went back into the legal ring before a panel of three federal court judges on August 29th, arguing that a Census Bureau estimating technique referred to as "imputation" is a type of statistical sampling and is therefore prohibited by the Census Act.

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